screen one's (telephone/phone) calls


: to let an answering machine answer one's phone in order to hear who is calling before deciding to talk to whoever it is

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screen one's (telephone/phone) calls

screen out

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“Screen one's (telephone/phone) calls.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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